Serendipity is defined as the “faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident” .This is exactly what happened with me and BDW when we went to a couturier to have DW’s measurements taken as he’ll be a ringbearer at my cousin’s wedding. Right in front of Zandra Lim’s shop was this store:
I let out a little scream, tapped BDW’s shoulder and asked him if we could go to the store right after DW’s thing is finished. BDW made a quick U-turn and before we knew it we were inside Numa. All those things you’ve researched about baby-friendly Eco-friendly products?? THEY’RE ALL THERE and then some!! I asked a lot of questions with the attendant and asked if we could take pictures. The store manager said NO at that time since they were still on soft opening. So, i left my contact details and asked if they could contact me if they’ve officially opened so that I can take pics for the blog.
And thus last March 4, BDW and I drove to Numa to interview Gerry Sioco, the general manager about Numa pronounced as “New-Ma” and touted as Manila’s organic and eco baby store 🙂
Numa’s interiors are warm and inviting with its wooden floors and soft lighting. Looking around you can see that great care and research has been done so that you only get the best brands for your baby.
There is a wall of Seventh Generation products there that made me swoon. (To learn more about Seventh Generation’s pioneering efforts in producing eco-friendly and sustainable products visit their site here)
Seventh Generation Wipes and Diapers
There are also two walls of baby clothes that are made of oh-so-soft Bamboo Fibre, which also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. The store also has miYim organic cotton toys and eco-friendly toys from Green Toys. We bought DW that green recycling truck.
Of course there are organic toiletries from Earth Mama Angel Baby, Little Innoscents and Green Baby and BPA-Free nipples from Natursutten that are made from natural rubber.
Charlie Banana reusable diapers and liners are also available in a variety of colors and prints!
Numa is also the sole distributor of Tummy Tub – known as a womb-shaped and sized bath that eases baby’s transition from the womb to the outside world.
They also have toys and educational products for kids and toddlers!
I asked Gerry if there are plans for bringing in locally made and locally sourced products and he told me that they are still studying the possibilities. Their goal is to bring in the best products so that moms can choose from the best when they step into the store. Numa will also be launching an E-commerce site soon so you moms can just order and pay for your goodies online.
I just love NUMA and their efforts to make it a complete shopping experience for parents and kids alike. When we first went there, the sales staff offered DW oatmeal cookies. Gerry also showed me their plans of creating a changing and breastfeeding rooms so moms could have a comfortable place in the store to feed their wee one.
Numa will be expanding soon and I wish them all the best. I believe that parents should always have access to the best products for their kids. I also do hope that local products find their way into the store soon to give the parents a wider range of product choices and at varying price points.
You can visit Numa at the AEK Building, 40 E. Rodriguez Sr., Avenue, Quezon City. (From St. Luke’s QC, sits on the left side of the road before you get to D. tuazon St. If you’re coming from Mabuhay Rotonda, go to E. Rod it would be at the right side after D. tuazon
You can call them at 732.1522/ 732.1954 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click HERE to view more pictures of the products available at Numa 🙂